The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.

Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses the history and development of human rights standards and its movements, mechanisms and institutions, but it will seek to go beyond this and produce a book that will help lead to prospective thinking.

The European Convention on Human Rights and the Protection of Socio-Economic Demands

The European Convention on Human Rights and the Protection of Socio-Economic Demands

The European convention on human rights and the protection of socio-economic demands
Ida ElisabethKoch


It is widely held that the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) primarily protects civil and political rights, although the notion of positive obligations has long since been recognised in case law from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). However, case law from the Court has indeed developed and today it is legally acceptable to claim that the Court also protects aspects of socio-economic rights. This development is interesting not only because it blurs the distinction between the two sets of rights but also because of the relative strength of the monitoring bodies. The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural ...

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